Saturday, February 18, 2017

Projects From Months ago

Saw some ideas on Pinterest, you know my favorite addictive hobby. Rob offered to make a counter top for the art room so we could add more places to paint. Drew was asking for a mini bedroom makeover with stuff he liked. Less sports as he has gotten older although he still loves to watch sports he doesn't want everything baseball anymore. He also needed a headboard for his bed.
Found these old filing cabinets on Craigslist. I think I got them all for $60. I painted them and they became the base of our paint table.
We added a counter top to the top of these filing cabinets. We made everything out of Pine. I picked out the best straight boards I could find and we used a thinner piece of wood on the back to hold the boards in place. I sanded all of it, and stained it in a drift wood color.
Turned out great!! So now we have two places to do art work and lots of storage. I'm still not done with the shelving decor but getting there!
Drew's headboard was so simple and cost around $40 or less to make. We used the same Pine boards found at Home Depot and cut them down. I used a couple different widths to find the size I wanted and just used nail gun to attach everything. After sanding and staining we hung it on the wall.
We also made a long shelf, super easy!! It's a long pine board hung up with shelf brackets. Super easy!! $30 maybe and looks perfect for the look he wanted.
He asked me to paint him a Boba Fett picture. I took a chance, I have never painted anything Star Wars. I kept looking at pictures he sent me and it turned out! He loved it!
I had a store credit from Home Decorators from months ago, and decided to buy there two wreaths on Black Friday they were half off. They came and they were a lot more aged and white then I had hoped. I love paint so much, you can do anything with paint. I took out my paint brush and fixed the wreaths to my liking. So many times I see stuff at the store and think that concept isn't bad but the paint colors or fake looking greenery ruined it. That is when I wait for clearance and get creative.
Love!! Just what I wanted now
Lauren got a new bed!! My big girl is to tall for a twin. This bed is awesome it even has a drawer that goes under it, not pictured here. This was a Craiglist find too!! Now it's not perfect but it's heavy and works perfect for her. I looked into getting her a new bed and just for a headboard it was around $400. So I got this awesome bed for a little less then that and it's perfect for her. I no longer have every bed size in our house, praise the Lord. 
I love her room!! I would love to have had her room when I was her age. 
A new couch, this was my Christmas present. So far I really like it!! The white isn't to hard to take care of, I just wash the cover. Today is going to be a beautiful day! I just love Texas in the Feb/March everything is starting to bloom. We had a really hard frost back in January which is unusual so I know I lost some plants but I am hoping not to many. I will post outdoor pics soon. I want to work on my garden. I love flowers and plants but sadly I am not to talented in understanding what grows well. I need to do more reading on gardening.
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